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Devdas is a 1935 Bengali film directed by Pramathesh Barua and based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. It stars Barua himself as Devdas and Jamuna Barua as Parvati (Paro) and Chandrabati Devi as Chandramukhi. This was Barua's first of three language versions of the story, the second being in Hindi and the third in Assamese.
Devdas: Pictures, Posters
Pankaj mullick bengali music director.
Pankaj kumar mullick when he was young.
Pramathesh barua and jamuna barua in devdas (1935 film).
|Original Language Name||देवदास|
|Alternative Names||Devadas , |
|Release Date||30th March 1935|
|Languages|| Hindi, Bengali|
|Storyline||Devdas is a 1935 Bengali film directed by Pramathesh Barua and based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. It stars Barua himself as Devdas and Jamuna Barua as Parvati (Paro) and Chandrabati Devi as Chandramukhi. This was Barua's first of three language versions of the story, the second being in Hindi and the third in Assamese.|
|Story Summary||Devdas (K. L. Saigal), who has played and has been brought up since childhood with Parvati (Jamuna), eventually falls in love with her. Both love birds love each other a lot, until one day, Devdas goes to the city of Calcutta for his higher studies. In the mean time, Parvati's father arranges her marriage with a man who is much older than her. Even in such circumstances, Parvati still obeys her father's decision, though, she loves Devdas. As Parvati decides to marry another man, Devdas gets upset and as a result, he starts drinking. He meets a prostitute named Chandramukhi (Rajakumari) with whom he grows closer at Calcutta. Chandramukhi has fallen in love with Devdas and leaves her profession to save Devdas. When Parvati gets to know about the decline in health of Devdas, she goes to meet him. Parvati asks Devdas to stop drinking alcohol so much, but he doesn't listen to her and assures her that he will come to her in his hour of final need. Will Parvati leave her household and come back to Devdas? Will she be able to meet Devdas? Watch the movie and find out further on the tragic story of romance, drama and much more.|
Devdas (K. L. Saigal) falls in love with Parvati (Jamuna) with whom he has played since childhood and who is the daughter of a poor neighboring family. Devdas goes away to Calcutta for University studies. Meanwhile, Parvati's father arranges her marriage to a much older man. Though she loves Devdas, she obeys her father to suffer in silence like a dutiful Hindi wife. Devdas as a result takes to drink. Chandramukhi (Rajkumari), a dancing girl or 'prostitute' he has befriended in Calcutta, falls for him and gives up her profession to try to save him. Parvati, hearing of his decline, comes to see him to steer him away from a life of drinking. Devdas sends her back saying in his hour of final need he will come to her. She returns to her life of duty. Realising his end is near, Devdas decides to keep his promise and meet Parvati. He journeys all night, reaches her house and is found dead outside the high walls of her house. Inside Parvati hears that Devdas is dead.
|Run Time||141 Mins|
Interesting Facts and Trivia
- Over time, the character of Devdas became synonymous with the name of PC Barua. Till today, the image of PC Barua the man is inseparable from the image of Devdas, the character he played.
- KL Saigal played Devdas in the Hindi version (Barua himself played the role in the Bengali version) and the film took him to cult star status.
- Devdas (1935), produced by New Theatres and Zamindar Ainuddin Mondal was an all-time hit. It made Pramathesh Chandra Barua (1903–1951) a star overnight and revolutionalised the concept of cinema as entertainment into cinema of social concern and literature expressed through celluloid.
- PC Barua uses the novel as just raw material, creating his own structure and transforming what was purely verbal into an essentially visual form. Avoiding stereotypes and melodrama, Barua raises the film to a level of noble tragedy.
- Devdas, based on a popular Bengali novel by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee revolutionized the entire look of Indian social pictures.
- The film's characters are not heroes and villains but ordinary people conditioned by a rigid and crumbling social system. Even the lead character Devdas has no heroic dimensions to his character. What we see are his weaknesses, his narcissism, his humanity as he is torn by driving passion and inner-conflict.
- Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, a then-frequent visitor at the New Theatres studio in south Calcutta, told Barua after seeing Devdas, “It appears that I was born to write Devdas because you were born to recreate it in cinema.”
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